Irish Rovers celebrate 45 years of music

Legendary band The Irish Rovers will bring their familiar tunes to Surrey this weekend.

The Irish Rovers play the Bell Performing Arts Centre Oct. 2



Legendary band The Irish Rovers will bring their familiar tunes to Surrey this weekend, when they perform at the Bell Performing Arts Centre, in celebration of the group’s first-ever recording in the late ‘60s.

There’s still a chance to get tickets for the concert, titled The Irish Rovers Celebrate 45 Years of Music, presented this Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Bell Performing Arts Centre, 6250 144 St.

The Canadian music legends will perform such classic hits as The Unicorn, Drunken Sailor, Wasn’t That A Party? and Black Velvet Band, plus songs from their upcoming DVD and television special Home In Ireland.

The Red Deer Advocate reported the band announced they will be retiring from touring soon.

This weekend may be one of the last opportunities to see the band perform live in the Vancouver area, former stomping grounds for every member of the band. The Rovers were residents of Vancouver during the 1970s and ’80s when they were taping their TV shows from the CBC studios.

They’re also playing the Act in Maple Ridge on Oct. 4. The following night they perform at North Vancouver’s Centennial Theatre.

For tickets to the Surrey concert, call 604-507-6355 or visit www.bellperformingartscentre.com.

RoversTheir special Home In Ireland, shot on location in Northern Ireland, will be broadcast on PBS networks on Nov. 27.

Founding members George Millar and Wilcil McDowell splits most of the songwriting and management duties. Will Millar left the group in 1994, and Jimmy Ferguson passed away in 1997. Joe Millar’s son Ian joined after his father retired.

Sean O’Driscoll and John Reynolds have been with the Rovers for nearly 20 years. Drummer Fred Graham has been touring with the band since 2007.

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